Fun and portable. I bought two of these for gifts and my boyfriend wanted me to give one to him after he saw them. They are smaller than the ones I remember from school but that makes them easier to handle for the kids I bought them for. The "keys" might be a bit sharp-or at least build up calluses if used a lot (maybe like you would if you play guitar for a long time). Nice to help another country in need of help and please my loved ones at the same time.